Adam Svensson tees off during the third round of the RBC Canadian Open in Oakville

Adam Svensson tees off during the third round of the RBC Canadian Open in Oakville

‘A good week’ in Oakville

Surrey golfer makes the cut at RBC Canadian Open in Ontario

Adam Svensson had a successful four days at the RBC Canadian Open in Oakville, Ontario last weekend, scoring eight-under par to finish in a tie for 34th place.

It was the first PGA Tour event for the 21 year-old as a professional. The Surrey golfer has competed in the past two Canadian Open championships as an amateur, missing the cut both times.

Sevensson struggled on the front nine of Sunday’s final round, finishing two-over with a pair of bogeys. After a third bogey on the par four 10th hole, he recovered to post back-to-back birdies on the 13th and 14th holes, adding another on the par-five 16th hole to get back to even-par on the day.

He closed out the tournament with his fourth birdie in the final six hole, sinking a six-foot putt on the par-five 18th hole for a one-under score of 71. He earned $28,669 in prize money.

“I had a good week,” Svensson said. “I had a lot of fun. It was my first PGA Tour event as pro, so I can’t complain.”

After a solid 69 Thursday, Svensson struggled at times Friday and shot a one-over par 73 which included five bogeys and four birdies, making the cut by one stroke.

His best round came Saturday, when he birdied three of the first four holes and went on to card a 67, finishing the day tied for 25th at seven-under.

As an odd number of golfers made the cut, Svensson played the third round without a playing partner, golfing alone for all 18 holes.

“It was a little bit weird the first couple of holes,” Svensson told Canadian Press after Saturday’s round. “But I kind of got used to it. Just had a good rhythm all day and got off to a pretty good start. So I was pretty happy.”

In four Web.com Tour events this season, Svensson has made the cut three times. His best finish was a tie for 11th at the Rust-Oleum Championship June 11-14 in Westlake, Ohio, which earned him $14,400.

With $21,653 in total prize money, he ranks 118th on the tour. The top 75 money winners qualify for the Web.com Tour Finals.

He has also competed in a pair of PGA Tour Canada events, placing second both times. He is ranked eighth on the PGA Tour Canada money list.

The graduate of Earl Marriott Secondary announced he was turning professional in March, signing with SportBox Entertainment Group and agreeing to sponsorship agreements with Acushnet/Titleist, J. Lindeberg and Freedom 55 Financial.

Svensson won his first major tournament in 2007 as a 13-year-old, becoming the B.C. Bantam Boys champion. He went on to win a pair of British Columbia Junior championships and the 2010 B.C. Amateur championship.

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